The Braves close out their series in Syracuse tonight starting at 6:00 pm. Damian Moss is scheduled to go for the Braves against Chiefs' lefty David Purcey. Richmond snapped a four game losing streak and got back to .500 (38-38) with a 7-5 victory Saturday night. The Braves are still 2.5 games out of first place, behind the Durham Bulls.
It's the series finale this afternoon at 2:05 in Montgomery as the Braves go for win number three in a row. James Parr will pitch for Mississippi. The Braves are 4-1 in the second half of the season, a game up on Birmingham in the Southern League's South Division. They are 34-41 overall.
Today's game in Lynchburg is the final game for the Pelicans before the All-Star Break. First pitch will be at 2:05 with Ryne Reynoso on the mound. He's 6-4 overall this season with a 3.21 ERA. The right-hander has a 2.86 ERA in four starts in June, with only four walks and 16 strikeouts in 22 innings pitched. The Pelicans won the first half title. They are 48-27 with an 8.5 game lead on Kinston in the Carolina League's Southern Division.
The Braves finish the weekend home series with Savannah this afternoon at 2:05 at State Mutual Stadium. Eric Barrett will replace Cole Rohrbough for this start. Rohrbough has been bothered by an ankle problem the last few weeks. Rome is 1-2 in the second half so far, a game and a half out of first place. Overall, they are 23-49 this season.
Danville closes out a series in Greeneville tonight with the first pitch scheduled for 6:05. The Braves are 4-1 so far this season, tied for first place in the East Division with Pulaski.
The GCL Braves are off today. They play Monday against the Blue Jays. The GCL Braves are 2-1 in the first three games of the season.
Bill Shanks hosts The Atlanta Baseball Show on 680 the Fan in Atlanta and The Bill Shanks Show on SportsRadio 105.5 the Fan in Macon. He is the author of Scout's Honor: The Bravest Way To Build A Winning Team, a look inside the Braves‘ traditional scouting and player development philosophies. You can email Bill at email@example.com.
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